SouthviewWithSolarPanelsUUAA's COVID-19 Advisory Team issued an update statement in December, 2020, indicating that UUAA in-person gathering restrictions will remain in effect until at least May of 2021. You can read the full statement following this link.

The team also shared that UUAA has begun multiple building enhancements/improvements to support multi-modal access-- online and in person participation in programs and activities in the year ahead.These improvements include upgrades to our HVAC filtration systems and significant enhancements to our building’s broadband/wifi capabilities. UUAA will be ready for new models of interaction as we move closer to resuming in-person congregational activity in our beautiful UUAA building and outdoor areas.

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Virtual (Mostly), One-Day Winter Men's Retreat, Saturday January 30 , 2021 FREE!

REGISTER NOW! The retreat will begin in the morning with a Zoom group meeting followed by optional small outdoor activities in the afternoon. This year's theme is the "Turning points" we are facing relative to the pandemic and our national politics. Expect friendship, fun, intellectual & spiritual discourse, and lots of humor. Register here!

pasatoralcareknittingAll crafty UUAA congregants are invited to join a new Fiber Arts Group.

When:
First Saturday of the month 10am-12pm
Third Wednesday of the month 7pm-9pm (EST)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come knit, crochet, embroider or engage in some form of fiber arts together. The Fiber Arts Group meets twice a month for fellowship and sharing of knowledge and ideas. If you are a beginner looking for support or an experienced crafter, all are welcome. If you would like to make comfort shawls or baby blankets for Pastoral Care, arrangements can be made to supply you with the yarn and pattern.

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UUAA  is now using Realm, a web-based congregation management system, to support our community's connectivity. If you have already set up your Realm profile, you can get back to your account by typing e.onrealm.org into your browser. We recommend saving your login and adding Realm as a bookmark on your browser.

If you have not set up a Realm account, you can request an invitation be sent by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To read more about Realm, click here.

Please submit your announcements for the Weekly News through this form by Tuesday at 5pm EST. The Weekly News is distributed each week on Thursday.

Please make any submissions to the Monthly Newsletter by the 21st of the previous month at 5pm through this form. The Monthly Newsletter will be distributed at the end of the month.

Web postings and updates can be submitted at any time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Questions? Email Communications Ministry Specialist Kari Gottfried at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

singleEnergyTile30 new inscribed tiles have been installed in UUAA's re-configured Energy Plaza representing $500 in donations over the past 2-years. This made possible 30 additional solar panels on the roof of the Social Hall. Thank you donors!

UUAA now has 102 rooftop panels, plus the ten panels that form the dual-axis tracking solar array  in the front prairie. Read more about our energy projects...

Because nearly 10-years have passed since the first Energy Plaza tiles were installed, congregant Debra Golden generously updated the appearance of the original tiles (and added a bit of color to some!) while the new ones were being added.  Thank you Debra!

As the church continues toward its goal of Net Zero in offset of use of fossil fuels, we hope more congregants will donate a panel for placement on the ample and open south-facing roof.  Want to help? Follow this link to support our renewable energy projects...

Thank you to many UUAA congregants who have emailed and phoned about our Prison Books program.  Unfortunately the program is inactive at the moment...our storage area is locked, our volunteers are sheltering in place, and the prisons are not accepting books because of COVID-19 precautions. You can let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be added to our email group (used only to provide news and find volunteers for our work).

At our congregation's 2020 Annual Meeting in May, the Board of Trustees introduced a draft set of statements for UUAA's mission, vision and purpose. The statements were created by members of the Board, Vision Leadership Team, UUAA staff, and our Vision 20/50 consultants. They were endorsed by the Board in May. Please watch for information on how all congregants can provide feedback on the statements. Members will vote on adoption at a later congregational meeting. Please take time to read and think about these draft statements of UUAA Mission, Vision and Purpose.

 

 

 

In care for our community's health our building is completely closed. Our online community is alive with activities and ready to welcome you!

Gather with us for our online services Sundays at 11:30

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Learn about our online UUAA community

 

solarpanelsThe Climate Action and Green Building committees invite you to become a part of the landscape of renewable energy at UUAA by making a donation to add to the number of solar panels on the church roof (and having a tile with your inscription added to the Energy Plaza).

You can pick up a Sustainable UUAA brochure from the literature rack in the entryway or follow this link for more information and a downloadable donation form.